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Stories of Strength

These are our Stories of Strength.

They are stories told by our wounded veterans and the loved ones who support them.

They are stories that demonstrate the different kind of strength it takes to live life beyond injury. The strength needed to learn to walk again, or the strength to ask for help after suffering in silence for 15 years.

They are stories too of the men and women at Help for Heroes who help our wounded overcome their daily battles and thrive.

Together, we will give strength to those who gave for us.

Michelle's story

“I decided I didn’t want PTSD to beat me. I didn’t want my 23-year-long dream career to suddenly turn into a nightmare, so I reached out to Help for Heroes.”

 

 

“Thanks to your support, Michelle has changed so much as a person. She’s really found the confidence to overcome her PTSD.”

 

 

“I’m a true believer in the power sport has to enable wounded veterans to thrive. Michelle is living proof of this.”

 

 

Mark's story

“I’ve had to overcome a lot of personal stuff and it’s made me more resilient. Now I feel both physically and mentally strong, I have a career I love and I’ve got my life back. I don’t believe there’s anything I can’t do!”

 

 

“My dad's injuries show what he’s been through and there’s nothing his mindset prevents him doing. To me, that’s what strength is - using mental strength to overcoming the obstacles in front of you, which is precisely what my dad has done.”

 

 

“I’m so proud Mark has found strength through sport to overcome his daily challenges. He’s a fighter and he never gives up.”

 

 

Simon's Story 

“In the military you’re trained never to show weakness and for a long time I couldn’t admit I needed help. But I found the inner strength to pick up the phone and ask for support.”